Across our tens of
thousands of customers no one is using just one cloud provider. There are many
reasons for this including, needing to extend whatever the current on-premises
solutions are, the need for redundancy, increased flexibility on contracting,
and increased benefits to having a dispersed environment when it comes to data.
The challenge however
comes when you try to reconcile multi-cloud environments with on-premises and
determine what resources you have, how to map those resources, and manage all
of that from a business and financial standpoint. A point solution simply won’t
work and that is often where SoftwareONE comes in. We have the unique viewpoint
of understanding on-premises and legacy decisions as well as how to merge all
of those existing IT decisions with new ones that are being managed in the
Today, most companies
have less than 50% of their resources in the cloud, and the larger the
company, the smaller that number gets. If you only have visibility into
20-30% of your environment you don't have a holistic view of what we call
entitlements, inventory and consumption – who owns what and how much.
Adding to the
complexity is the new influx of shadow IT. Before multi-cloud we hadn't
realized how many small departments and other operations were simply taking out
a credit card and buying the SaaS application they needed to better run their
business processes. IT, procurement and compliance are left in the dark while
marketing, HR and various other departments simply buy what they need to get
the job done.